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mechanical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering dealing with the design and production of machinery.
Related forms
mechanical engineer, noun
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  • mechanical engineering is a profession whose medium of endeavor lies in the metals.

    Opportunities in Engineering Charles M. Horton
  • As is seen above, the course of instruction in mechanical engineering includes some trade education.

  • No other branch so overlaps the other branches as does mechanical engineering.

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  • These three steps form part of a two years' course in mechanical engineering, the tuition fee to which is $125 yearly.

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  • A locomotive engine driven by a concealed rat was one of his next juvenile feats in mechanical engineering.

  • Possibly a slightly better knowledge of mechanical engineering is required for making public opinion, but the process is the same.

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  • This work covers the entire practice of Civil and mechanical engineering.

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  • It seems to have comprised parts of dynamics, mechanical engineering and applied chemistry.

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British Dictionary definitions for mechanical engineering

mechanical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and machinery
Derived Forms
mechanical engineer, noun
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mechanical engineering in Science
mechanical engineering  
The branch of engineering that specializes in the design, production, and uses of machines. The physics of mechanics is widely used in mechanical engineering.
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